Sunday’s Prayer

Earth Teach Me to Remember

by John Yellow Lark


Earth teach me stillness/as the grasses are stilled with light. /Earth teach me suffering/as the old stones suffer with memory./Earth teach me humility/as the blossoms are humble with beginning./ Earth teach me caring/as the mother who secures her young./Earth teach me courage/ as the tree which stands alone./ Earth teach me limitation/as the ant which crawls on the ground./Earth teach me freedom/as the eagle which soars in the sky./Earth teach me resignation/ as the leaves which die in the fall/Earth teach me regeneration/as the seed which rises in the spring./Earth teach me to forget myself/ as melted snow forgets its life./ Earth teach me to remember kindness/ as the dry fields weep in the rain.